&W<l\^ A/ e COLLEGE GREETINGS I DECEMBER -1915 Main Building Erected 1850 Extension Erected 1902 Harker Hall Erected 1909 ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE College of Liberal Arts College of Music School of Fine Arts School of Expression School of Home Economics A Standard College Regular college and academy courses leading to Bachelor's degree. Pre-eminently a Christian college with every facility for thorough work. Located in the Middle West, in a beautiful, dig- nified, old college town, noted for its literary and music atmosphere. Let us have names of your friends who are looking for a good college. Call or address, Registrar, ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE Jacksonville, Illinois Ol)£ College (Breetings The College Greetings is published monthly by the stu- dents of Illinois Woman's College. Contributions to its pages are solicited from the students of all departments, and from the alumnae. They are due the fifteenth of each month. Subscriptions, $1.00 a year, payable in advance. Single copies 15c. Entered at Jacksonville Postoffice as second class matter. CONTENTS Editorial 3 Mrs. Caroline Wilson 4 Critical and Historical Essays 5 Three Belated Pilgrims 7 The Why and the Wherefore of Shoes 9 Mrs. MacDowell 11 Thanksgiving at the College 13 Dramatic Club Tryout 14 November Twentieth 17 Students' Day 19 Athletic and Y. M. C. A. Notes 20 Dramatic and Freshman Notes 21 Academy Notes 22 Society Notes 23 College of Music 26 Expression Notes 28 Art Notes 29 Cfje College Greeting* Vol. XIX. Jacksonville, 111., December, 1915. No. 3. Faculty Adviser — Miss Jennie Anderson. Editor-in-chief — Ruth Want. Associate and Alumnae Editor — Alma Harmel. Assistant Editors — Norma Perbix, Margaret Slatten. Art Editor — Ruth Patton. Business Manager — Ruth Taylor. Assistant Business Managers — Phyllis Wilkinson, Ila Allen. Editorial EVERY day in the college one hears some mention of the all important subject of Endowment. Yet it is to be questioned if the students as a whole realize the significance of the present campaign. It has not yet been borne in upon many of us that if the effort is not successful Illinois Woman's College can no longer maintain its present high standing among col- leges. The future development of our college will be determined in the next four weeks. We know that seven years ago, the President and trustees raised the standard of work and broadened the course of study, in order to justify the use of a privilege that had never been exercised, that of granting degrees which should Page Three. T5\)t College Greeting* stand for four years of college work. In order to main- tain the high standard we have reached since that time, we must increase our endowment proportionately. If we fail in that what then can be the college policy ? A little contemplation leads us to appreciate the strain which weighs upon our president and his co- workers. What can we as students, who are most deep- ly concerned in the outcome, do to express our desire to help ? This is the question that has been asked many times by girls who have not had the opportunity to aid as did the students three years ago. One thing seems to lie open to us. It has recently appearel that over nine hundred dollars of the two thousand pledged by girls at that time, has not been paid. This is due not to lack of loyalty on the part of the pledgers perhaps, but rather to unexpected circumstances that, in some cases, made payment impossible. Nevertheless, the deficit re- mains, a debt of the whole student body. There are ten classes in the college, and if they should assume the amount and divide it, there would be no great burden upon any. It is worth considering surely. Whether this sugestion or some other be adopted, we know that whatever is done will be done by hearts that are aware of the crisis and eager to do their part in meeting it. MRS. CAROLINE A. WILSON— AN APPRECIATION We record with sadnes the death of Mrs. Caroline A. Wilson which occurred October 28, 1915, following a severe operation. Mrs. Wilson has been housekeeper at the Woman's College for the past three years, and was popular alike with both faculty and students. Page Four Z5l)e College (Breetings She was born in Jacksonville, January 14, 1852. The granddaughter of Peter Cartwright, one of the founders of the College, and the daughter of one of its early trustees, Rev. W. D. Trotter, Mrs. Wilson was herself a student in the school in the early seventies, and a member of Belles Lettres society. Truly in the midst of life we are in death. To-day at our accustomed task, to-morrow, the burden forever lifted and eternal rest. We feel that Mrs. Wilson is not dead, she is just away. We expect to meet her at every turn ; we listen for her merry laugh and her word of cheer as we pass along the halls, and we still live in the atmosphere created by her optimism. 'CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS. It was in 1896 that Edward MacDowell, our leading American composer, accepted the position as Professor of music in Columbia University, entering upon his duties with two aims in view: first, to teach music scientifically and technically with the view of training musicians who should be competent to teach and com- pose ; secondly, to treat music historically and aesthet- ically as an element of liberal culture. In carrying out his plans, he conducted two lecture courses which are compiled in his "'Critical and Historical Essays." In these essays, he shows us the evolution of music from the very earliest savages, whose only form of music was the clapping of two objects together to get a rhythmical sound. With the beginning of music we see the first sign of a civilization. Hebraic music was very closely bound to religion. Its chief characteristic Page Five T5\)t College (Breetings was a sense of harmony and rhythm. There is very lit- tle known of the early music of the Egyptians, Assyr- ians and Chinese, but at any rate we the sure that they had not made much progress. With the Greeks and Romans, music gained independence. Heretofore it had been closely allied to early literature and dance rhythms. Hucbald and Guido d'Arezzo gave important contributions to progress, that of notation, formation of scales, and the idea that more than one sound could be played simultaneously. We see music becoming more emotional until we reach opera the highest form, as it is considered by many. However MacDowell here departs from this belief. He regards the music drama as represented by Wagner, the most perfect. The chief writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth cen- turies which he treated rather fully were Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rameau, J. S. Bach and Haydn. MacDowell gives us the feeling that he thoroughly understands the various processes of music. He does not hesitate to give us his own personal opinions, which are oftimes most radical. He was a wide reader as can be seen by his various references to other works. He kept in touch not only with the musical phase, but with the historical side as it is connected with music. He brings out most decidedly the mistake which so many people make that music is concerned only with pleasing combinations of sounds. This idea is due to lack of knowledge of the subject. Our musical edu- cation should begin when we are children in order to steer clear of this false idea. There runs throughout these essays the spirit of independent thinking, of breaking away from tradition, and of relying on one's own judgment. — Margaret Coultas, '16, Page Six Z3Ije College Greeting* THREE BELATED PILGRIMS. We know it is not the season for pilgrimages ; they are properly booked only as Chaucer booked them, in May when, "the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne." But when three such interesting and insistent pil- grims, from Nowheresomewhere Land, crave the road of our pages, who has the heart to hold them back? Belated you say? And never catch up? Never mind, they're off for Canterbury. There was a Professor from North America That had come on the shipe Olympia, He seemed a worthy man I tell you true, For many things he learned had and knew, For he did teach the students of a college, To read and talk also the Latin language; As well as if it were their very own Aboute which they had forever known. He had a sclendre forme and talle Upon his head he wore a cappe smalle His clothe was grey and nothing did it lacke He wore also a heavy coat of blacke, For he was not as young as others some Of that fair compaignye that had come, Into the Tabard for this pilgrimage, And he felt more the cold on the viage. This lerned man had eyes small and blew With them he look'd a person through and through, He had a longe a nose and thinne And when he'd place his thumb beneath his chinne A finger in the corner of each eye He'd sit and think about what he did sigh. Then when our worthy host brot out the mete, He did not with the reste take his seate But much preferred to sit in a large chair Page Seven Blje College Greetings Before the fire warm; and on a trencher there The host brot him a glass with milk and bread. And after he had ete he went to bed. Miriam Anderson. A janitour ther was of a College, A brawny fellowe of lumbering carriage, Of his complexion he was full blacke In mysterye nothing did he lacke. Large were his eyes rollynge in his head, As for his lippes they were thick and reed. He knewe full well the girls in music halle Whatso' they weren whether short or talle Curteis he was to them and of service To carry water mornings was his gyse And many a nighte whan that it was darke, He would to hem sing as any larke. Full longed he to been a good musicioun To playe like the faculte was his ambitioun Also he knewe art as well as tunes And he was happy at the exhibitiounes. From which he had a liberal educatioun. Scarcely would you knowe him on Sunday All dressed up so fine to see his May Upon his lapelye a gay badge he bore For aught I wit he'd wonne it in the Cuban Warre. Forsooth he was a worthy man withalle And son of Woods his f elawes him did calle. Margaret Coultas. That day there rood with us a good lady Full strangely came to join our compaignye; For she had faren hard for many weke The martyr's tomb at Canterbury to seke, And just from out America had come. A suffffragette she hote was by some. And clad she was full simple and severe, After the way that I should name here: Her suit was of a pattern standardized According as her Woman's Club advised; Page Eight Z5\)t College (Breeltttgs Her skirt was short and of a fashion made That she divided it when there was nede, With many pockets sensible and wide. And when she rood her stede, 'twas astride. And she was lerned fer above us alle, Had studied long in many a college halle. She held in high regard fair Englond's queen Good Bess who ruled with a stately mien, And out of doubt, she placed next to her, The distant China's Empress Dowager; For they were set in books, so she thoughte That woman's independence might be taughte She found the dark a worthy man and good That well could ken the worth of womanhood But with our host she often had dispute Whan to shapen the journee, he would refute By his procedure, a single parte Of "Roberts' Rules in Parliamentary Arte," He liked hir nat but the good wif of Bathe By othe swor she'd follow in hir pathe; Until the very crack o' judgment doom Should summon both to hir eternal hoom. —Ruth Want. THE WHY AND THE WHEREFROM OF SHOES. I wonder why it is that we wear shoes. It may be that we wear them part of the time, because every- body else does, although I'm inclined to believe that I would wear them in the winter time whether others did or not. Then, I fancy some people think their feet look better incased in shoes. In fact, the Bible say, "How beautiful are the feet with shoes/' Probably all three of these combined, convention, comfort, and beauty, is the reason for putting on foot apparel. While protection and beauty may be the main uses of shoes, I can not omit mentioning some other servic- Page Nine T5\)t College Greeting* es foot-gear has rendered. The enrichment of our lit- erature is no small item. Who of you would not have felt a lack if you had never heard of Cinderilla and her glass slipper, of Gretel and her red-heeled boots, or of the Old Woman who lived in the shoe? Scarcely less important is the use made of slippers in parental dis- cipline, and in pounding nails at Illinois Womans Col- lege. Since shoes with their manifold uses have evident- ly come to stay, for some time at least, it is but natural that we should wonder about the wherefrom of shoes. Even in Scripture times we have reference to shoes, for we read "A man plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbor, and this was a testimony in Israel." (I quote this merely as a reference, and not as an ex- ample for you) From these ancient uses, in which the shoe was the sign of a contract, came the custom of throwing shoes after a bride and groom for good luck. The rudimentary covering for the foot was a san- dal consisting of a sole held in place by straps and thongs. Where the climate demanded greater protect- ion, the primitive people made a covering out of a single piece of untanned leather. Out of these two elements, sole without upper, and upper without sole was per- fected the shoe and boot. The simplest foot covering largely used through- out Europe is the sabot which is made from a single piece of wood. Closely related to this is the patten or clog, famous for its appearance in clog dances. To quote from an old-fashioned encyclopedist, "The fashion of shoes as well as other articles of dress has undergone innumerable changes. At one time shoes were pointed to an extravagent degree ; and in the last Page Ten X5l)fc College (Greetings century the high heels of the ladies shoes became a monstrosity. Shortly after the beginning of the present century the most marked improvement was the making of shoes right and left. In our day, the general disuse of the shoe proper and the introduction of short ankle boots are the chief changes of fashion." I wonder what this same writer would say to the changes of fashion in the present day. I fear he could scarcely get it into one small paragraph. Even I can remember when pointed shoes, then patent leather tipped ones, low shoes, high-heeled, low-heeled and now variegated shoes have become the prevailing style. It might seem that ere long the cycle would be complet- ed. Perhaps some physician will bob up to advocate the doing away with shoes entirely, and then we shall commence our cycle all over again. —Mae Blackburn, '16. MRS. MacDOWELL. It is difficult to say just what one would like about the coming of Mrs. MacDowell, November twelfth. She was to us not merely the advocate of a great cause, tho' she spoke with ease and charm. She was not merely the musician, tho' she played exceeding- ly well. The speaking and the playing were but outward signs of a rare and noble personality and the "Te Deums" of our hearts were not for the words or the music, but for herself and for the struggle, the high hopes, for the vision, and the passionate desire of her great husband, Edward MacDowell. Mrs. Mac- DowelPs visit should make the subject of creative art Page Eleven *C>S}e College (Greetings much more significant to us; and from it we should see more clearly and with reverence, the life struggles of the men and women of every age, who have staked their all to bring to a rather heavy, uninspired people the message of truth and of beauty that lies in the arts. DR. LAIDLER'S LECTURES. On Nov. tenth Dr. Laidler, organizing secretary of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society delivered two socialistic lectures. In the afternoon, he treated that especial phrase of the movement that includes Woman's Suffrage, while in the evening he discussed socialistic ideals as a whole. According to Dr. Laidler, socialism is the greatest political and economic fact in the world today. The socialist movement has already accomplished much to- ward democracy, toward human brotherhood, toward the uniting of nationalities and creeds. In Brussels, it was the socialists who tried to prevent the war. They do not believe in the individual ownership of factories but want the industries, which produce the necessities of life, to be publicly owned. The socialist believes in socialism, because he thinks that it is the result of economic evolution. As the slaves of Rome and as feudalism passed away, after they had outgrown their usefulness, so the wage sys- tem, which has been evolving, is fast outgrowing its usefulness. With the growth of industry, few laborers have a share in the factory ; they simply receive wages. On one hand the masses work hard for a little money, while on the other, a few work little and obtain much, Socialism would do away with this uneven state of af- Page Twelve Z5\)t College Greetings fairs. We are, indeed, tending toward public owner- ship more and more, in that governments are taking control of schools, health departments, and in- dustries which were formerly held by individuals. Socialism is desirable, because it will do away with the inequalities of wealth, it will obtain genuine po- litical, social and industrial freedom, and it will do away with waste and inefficiency. It will also furnish an economic foundation for the noblest in life. Thus, Dr. Laidler believes, socialism would solve that great problem which America has to face — the struggle of labor against capital. — Norma Perbix, '17. THANKSGIVING AT THE COLLEGE, On Thursday morning, November, twenty-fifth, the rising bell failed to ring at six-twenty. No, it was not because the electric bell had been forgotten in the excitement of the day, for that has never been known to happen, even though it is not automatic. However, at eight o'clock, the bell did summon us to breakfast, the first of the season. This was followed by the cus- • tomary wild scramble to be at the head of the line or as near there as possible. In the morning, the Thanksgiving service, in which all the churches of the city participated, was held at the Christian Church. At one-thirty, a long line of guests, faculty, and students filed down to the dining room, which had been beautifully decorated the evening before by the skilful hands of the Freshmen. Upon our place cards we were surprised to see a cut of the proposed gymnasium, a Page Thirteen T5l)£ College <Breetings picture that seemed as real to us as if the building al- ready stood upon our campus. After a sumptuous six course dinner, President Harker, as toastmaster, in- troduced Miss Mary Harrison, Miss Jennie Anderson, and Mrs. Annie Reavis Gist, who delivered toasts on endowment and the new gymnasium. We left the dining-room, grateful, not only for gifts that had come to us in the past, but also for those of the present, and for those that were sure to come to us in the future. That evening, we were entertained by some of the students. Thirteen members of the Academy cleverly presented the fairy-tale, "The Princess, Who Would Not Laugh," in the form of a moving-picture show. The Glee Club delightfully rendered two selections, "The Swing Song" and the "Slumber Boat". Anne Floreth and Hazel Ingram gave a one act farce, entitled, "Susan Clegg's Adopted." A vocal solo, by Elizabeth Witbeck, and a vocal duet, by Grace and Anna Reavis, were charmingly rendered. We enjoyed also a piano solo by Florence Cranston. Disbanding at a late h our, we voted that we would always retain happy memories of Thanksgiving Day 1915. DRAMATIC CLUB TRYOUT. In the Illinois Woman's College Is a Club, an organization, A Dramatic Club, most worthy, But it takes a lot of talent, Heaps of brass and perseverance, To become an active member. Every Freshman, entering college Page Fourteen T5\)& College Greetings Looks with longing at the members, Wishes, yearns that she might be one, Wond'ring how they ever did it Passed that trial, that ordeal Necessary ere belonging. One day in the late October On the bulletin board was posted A small notice of great import Great the crowd that gazed upon it, Wond'ring, thinking, pond'ring o'er it, For it stated that a try-out Would be held before much longer For new members, and it added Each must learn a piece unaided, By herself must strive to learn it, Giving it without forgetting For an audience of Seniors, Faculty, and other wise ones, Fully known to be proficient In uncanny arts of judging. Then there followed hours of murmuring, Hours of talking, and excitement. "Who'll subject themselves to laughter To the frowns or criticism Of this awe-inspiring body ?" Many signed up, brave in spirit, Who, the fatal hour approaching, Crossed their names from the "Book of Domesday" Faltering as the time grew nigher. Many wished 'ere it was over They had followed this example. In the first week in November Page Fifteen *&l)& College Greetings Just at seven o'clock they called them Forth to come and get it over, This try-out of such importance, Many girls had wild hysterics, Clutching to each other grimly Till their cue to go was given Others paced the floor in waiting Muttering speeches, wild, dramatic, Tearing hair, with eyes out-bulging, Others meek, and pale of feature, Sat apart, with hands like iceburgs, Clenched upon their laps in terror. Yet the fear in the delaying Was as nothing to the terror Seizing one upon the entrance To this bare room, full of judges, Sitting calm, and still and rigid, Stern of face, with pads and pencils, Writing down your faults — your stutterings How your knees did shake beneath you, How your jaws were glued together, How your entrance was not pleasing. Your selection, full of humor Was but met with disapproval, As you hastened to the climax (One of wit) but when you gave it There they sat like bumps, disgusted, Sat there lost in icy silence Sat like clams, without a murmur, All eyes riveted upon you As you left that sad experience, Vowing never to repeat it. Thoughts came to you in this manner: Page Sixteen T5i)t College Greeting* "If indeed this is a sample Of the stony welcome given To a new aspiring member, Then I hope I didn't make it." — Romaine Loar, '18. NOVEMBER TWENTIETH "It pays to advertise." Ample proof of this has been furnished during the last three weeks to all unbelievers of the above modern slogan. Even the sleepiest of the "late-comers" to breakfast were suddenly awakened a few mornings ago, as a large placard with the words "November Twentieth — Save Date and Pennies," greeted them on their hurried way to the dining room. Guesses and speculations as to "what, where and why," were made by everyone, yet no one seemed to know the correct an- swer. As one after another new and novel placard mysteriously appeared, the suspense and fascination connected with that date, November twentieth, grew with each succeeding hint of the fun and good time we would have, provided that we did save our money until then. As soon as we had fully decided that we could not guess the secret, we were permitted to know that seventeen members of the Faculty would give a play for Endowment benefit in Music Hall, on the date form- erly announced. The cast of characters for "The Country School at Cracker's Bend," was next posted. Due to the character and quantity of advertis- ing, an enthusiastic audience witnessed the proceedings of a Friday's session of this school at Crackers Bend. Never was country school life so vividly portrayed as Page Seventeen T5\)t College Greeting* when Mrs. Ellis as Miss Sarah Crabtree, school- mistress, and her fourteen pupils began the daily- routine with the song, "Good Morning to You," sung in various chords and discords. Opening exercises finished, the regular class work be- gan with the class in advanced reading. This was an instant signal for all pupils unoccupied in this way to begin a series of entertaining pranks which lasted throughout the entire day. None of the proverbial characters had been omitted and each pupil had oppor- tunities to display brilliancy along some line, excepting Emmazilla Uphill, seemingly deficient in brilliancy along all lines. The visit of the inspector was made more impressive by his help in maintaining discipline as demonstrated upon little Johnny Short. Visitors arrived for the Friday afternoon program, and it was in this feature of the day that the pupils excelled. Hearty applause greeted each of the per- formers, and recitations, songs, composition, and a vocal duet were thoroughly enjoyed. This could not be called a one-star, but rather an all-star cast, and neither the success scored by the members of the faculty in their share toward endow- ment, nor the song typfying the spirit of the whole school for Endowment will readily be forgotten. It's a short time to January, It's a short time I know, It's a short time to January To make Endowment grow; Good-by hot hamburgers, Farewell to the square, I will save my money for Endowment For my heart's right there. — Reba Gaskins '18. Page Eighteen Z3l)e College ©reelings STUDENTS' DAY. With a start I woke and wondered if it really had been a touchdown. The yelling seemed to tell me yes, yet at the same time the pennants on the wall and the window curtain tickling my face were trying to con- vince me that I was still in Harker Hall, I. W. C. Then the peculiar high-pitchedness of the yells became more noticeable and at once the Woman's College idea over- balanced the foot ball illusion. But why there should be such racket at that unearthly hour was more than I, poor Freshman, could understand, unless, it could be my wicked neighbors trying to make me hear the rising bell for once. Suddenly the words "Student Gov- ernment" came to me, and I remembered that it was November twelfth, Students' Day, the anniversary of full-fledged student government. Breakfast time that morning was rather exciting, too. Winding in and out among the tables for full ten minutes is good for developing appetites, but rather hard on those already developed. To me, a girl that had never known anything but student government, the chapel hour proved quite il- luminating. Some of the girls who had been here be- fore gave an original playlet in two acts, the first re- producing scenes from college life before self-govern- ment, and the last scenes since the charter has been granted. Of course both were more or less exaggerat- ed, I suppose, yet the change of attitude of the girls toward their own responsibility was well illustrated. Besides we have many more privileges than we used to have, and I like that. Page Nineteen 'Cfye College (Greetings That night after we had a torch light parade with a sing around a big bon-fire we closed the celebration with a snake dance on the campus. I had a worn out voice the next day, but worse than that my roommate had a worn out dust-pan and fudge-spoon. My, but such excitement is fun! Zip, bah, boom bah, Rip, rah, re, Zip, zedi kiyi I. W. C. ATHLETIC NOTES. The Athletic Association is now well started for the year. Nearly all of the girls, both old and new, are numbered among its members and everyone is very enthusiastic. It was necessary to elect two members of the executive staff, Edna Robb being our new president and Miriam Anderson, vice-president. Three hike clubs have been formed among the college students, aside from the Academy club, and an exciting hare and hound chase took place Oct. 25, be- tween these clubs. Great interest is being shown in the basket-ball classes, and we hope for some excellent work when the annual inter-class games are played. Y. W. C. A. The devotional meetings have been very interest- ing the past month. It was indeed a great pleasure and opportunity to have Miss Banbridge, general sec- retary of the City Association at Springfield, with us Page Twenty X5l)e College (Greetings the thirteenth of November. At the Sunday meeting Miss Banbridge gave us an excellent talk on city work. Not only the Association as a whole but also the girls who met Miss Banbridge personally were very much helped by her inspirational and charming manner. Oh, what is going to happen the twentieth ? Well, I am sure I don't know, but there is something coming off in February. Look at the little blue card on Harker Hall bulletin board. A sweet so good we now have found, You'll want to buy it by the pound. Now hurry up, and get in line, Buy Brewster's Chocolate. Oh, it's fine! The Y. W. C. A. bazar which is to be held Dec. 4 is just the place to buy your Christmas presents. Save your money and come to buy. Watch the posters. DRAMATIC CLUB NOTES. The club welcomes the following new members: Ruth Patton, Romaine Loar, Frances Smith, Ruth Grantham, Eleanor Sherrell, Margaret Towle, Mamie Kennedy, Frances Sconce, Olive Scott, Anna Margaret Gist, and Mary McGhee. Monday evening December sixth, is the date decided upon for the Club's first play of the season — J. M. Barries' well known "Quality Street." FRESHMAN NOTES. We are very glad to have Mrs. Ellis as our class ad- viser. She helped us plan our first class affair, a picnic Page Twenty-one T3lje College (Brettlttgs at Nichols Park, the twenty-third of October. Every- one had a good time, and we all became much better acquainted. November the sixteenth, we challenged the Sopho- mores to a hare and hound chase before breakfast. As we expected, we reached our destination safely and waited for the other people to find us. By the time they did discover us, we all were ready for the eats we had taken with us. Our election for the Freshman Committee on the twenty-sixth of October resulted as follows: Mary Fowler, chairman, Bess Seward, treasurer, Isabelle Carlton, Louise Shoop, Esther Fields. ACADEMY NOTES. This has been a month of gayeties for the whole Academy. Our class advisers entertained us at a most enjoyable party on Oct. 25th in Expression Studio, at which each class gave a stunt. On Saturday Oct. 30, about thirty-five of us picniced at Gravel Springs and had a jolly ride home on the hay racks, making the ride most delightful by our yells and songs. On Nov. 6, the Academy Hike Club hiked to east woods as hares, pursued by members of two other hike clubs, as hounds. The Academy Glee Club has six new members this year, which make the club fifteen. We have not begun our rehearsals as yet, but expect to do so soon. On Monday the fifteenth, the fourth Academy was delightfully entertained at a six o'clock dinner by Ruth Harker and Mildred Barton. Mrs. Hartmann sang many selections for us charmingly. Other guests were Page Twenty-two Z5l)e College Greeting* Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead, and Jeanette Preetor- ius, one of our old girls. LAMBDA ALPHA MU. The Lambda members and several of the new girls spent a very jolly afternoon at the leaf -raking and marshmellow toast given by Mary Louise Powell at her home, November the eighth. The program of our open meeting November ninth was particularly interesting. A paper, "A Century of Dress" was read, with illustrations in costume by Reba Gaskins, Hazel Kuinear, and Pauline Herrman. The instrumental numbers by Edith Brown were also much enjoyed. We were happy to have our former President Marie Louise Witbeck with us to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Edith Colton, one of our former members, was married last month at her home in Woodson, 111., to Mr. William Schofield of Jacksonville. They will reside on the groom's farm near Lynnville. The society is glad to announce the following pledg- es: Isabelle Carlton, Lela Geyer, Erma Knapp, Mabel Weiss, Olive Gerrick, Cordelia Randolph, Louise Reed, Bess Seward, Geneva Anderson, Edith Adams, Lucille Washburn, Velma Varney, and Ruth Grantham. THETA SIGMA. Theta Sigma gave its formal party at Colonial Inn on Saturday evening, October thirteenth. The plan of Page Twenty-three *&\)t College (Breetings entertainment was threefold. The first part was a travelague through I. W. C, read by Anne Floreth and illustrated by Ruth Patton with pictures thrown on a screen. An operatic farce in which Ila Allen was the heroine, Helen McGhee the hero, and Anne Floreth the villian followed. A set of conundrums answerable with the names of popular inventions comprised the third part. Decorations were carried out in the soci- ety colors, scarlet, black and gold, and with the society flower, yellow chrysanthemums. In addition to the new girls, we were glad to have as our guests ; Dr. and Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead, Miss Mary Anderson, Miss Cowgill, Miss McLaughlin, Miss Gleckler and Miss Robinson. Theta Sigma is glad to announce the following pledges of 1915; Bernice Bowen, Kittie Bunting, Lois Carpenter, Grace Hasenstab, Myra Kirkpatrick, Marie Limerick, Mary McGhee, Florence McCloud, Frances Mead, Helen Purcell, Roxie Poland, Rachel Rexroat, Ethel May Simpson, Gladys Stobie, Muriel Thompson, Ola Lux and Mary Whiteside. Monday evening November 22nd the Pledges were at home for the old Theta Sigma girls in the Society Hall. A lovely two course luncheon was served. BELLES LETTRES NOTES. If you had happened in the hall Saturday evening, November thirteenth, you probably would have been greatly surprised to find yourself in Japan. It was a Japanese Fete given for the new girls. The hall was artistically and beautifully decorated in cherry blos- Page Twenty-four "C^e College (Greetings soms, lanterns, chrysanthemums and everything that suggested Japan. The tea booth added much to the attractiveness of the decorations. Everyone wore a real Japanese kimona and followed out Japanese cus- toms during the evening. Ima Berryman sang two charming little Japanese songs and Miss Gleckler read "Madame Butterfly" in a very pleasing manner. Vari- ous Japanese games also added merriment to the Fete. Late in the evening a two course luncheon was served. We were glad to have Mrs. Harker, Miss Mothershead and Misses Johnston, Coultas, Knoff and Cowgill as our guests. We enjoyed a week end visit over November sixth from Blanche Loveless, one of our last year members. She stayed until Wednesday. Helen Thomas of Win- chester spent the week end of November thirteenth with us and attended our Japanese Fete. Ruth Taylor and Joy Webb are with us again, and and all of us are glad to have them back. We are happy that Gertrude Wilson can be back for Thanks- giving, and are also expecting several of the old girls back. We welcome sixteen pledges into our society : Flor- ence Cranston, Mary Fowler, Rowena Rogers, Irene Cunningham, Mabel Pawling, Marion Schoel, Catherine Madden, Marie Iliff, Margaret Towle, Esther Fields, Winifred Bruff, Francis Smith, Jessie Clem, Louise Schoop, Edith Hillerby, and Zoe McNeill. PHI NU NOTES Phi Nu enjoyed the second cozy the first of this month, and many of our town members were present. Page Twenty-five O^e College ©reelings The Eighth of November we entertained with a breakfast at Colonial Inn, after which a delightful pro- gram was given. Our meetings, too, on the study of art have been especially beneficial and interesting. Phi Nu is very glad to welcome as pledges the fol- lowing girls: Anne Ellis, Francis Fisher, Louise Ba- ker, Vera Teachout, Helen Dick, Helen Irwin, Lucille Sudduth, Georgia Goodwin, Ruth Wallace, Doris Har- pole, Lora Whitehead, Mary Elizabeth Frazier, Musa Fellows, Charlotte Hungate, Helen McDonald, Lucille Howell, Mildred Applebee, Miriam Pendleton and Paul- ine McMurphy. COLLEGE OF MUSIC NOTES A large number of out of town pupils are enrolled in the Colege of Music this year and this branch of our work is growing rapidly. The facuties of the College of Music and Art en- tertained the College faculty, trustees and a few other friends for Mrs. MacDowell after the concert, Nov. 12. While in town, Mrs. MacDowell was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. Stearns at their residence at 825 West College Ave. Quite a large number of students and a goodly sprinkling of faculty went to Springfield to hear the master violinist, Fritz Kreisler on Thursday evening, November 11. Because of the large number going, a special train was made up and the trip was especially pleasant. All who went agreed that the concert more than repaid for the slight discomfort of the trip. A very large number of students attended the con- cert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on the Page Twenty-six X31)e College <&reetln<js evening of Nov. 24. The program was interesting and wide in its scope and proved a very enjoyable even- ing. The larger part of the College appropriation of the Library fund in the College of Music this year, will be spent in filling one of the long felt needs, namely, a new adition of Groves Dictionary of Music. This work is to musicians what the Encyclopaedia Britannica is to the world of general knowledge, and this last edition is much the most complete authoritative and interest- ing of any. With the balance of appropriation and cer- tain other funds available, several additional books will be added, although they have not been definitely se- lected. Miss Lazelle was soloist in the opening reception of the Springfield Woman's Club the latter part of October and was soloist at the first Presbyterian Church on Sun- day, November 7, at the dedication of the new organ. During her absence, Mrs. Hartmann sang at Grace Methodist Church where her solo in the morning con- tributed greatly to the service. Mr. McClellan, the assistant violin teacher, is meet- ing with great success in his work. A large class is well established in Beardstown, and great interest is mani- fested everywhere over his work. Because of the unusually large enrollment in the department this year, it has been necessary to add an assistant teacher. The person selected for this is an alumna of this College, Miss Dean Obermeyer, of the class of '14. A string quartette has been organized in the Col- lege of Music and gives promise of pleasant future per- formances. Page Twenty-seven ^>^>e College (Greetings MR. STEARNS HEARD IN HIS ANNUAL RECITAL A very interesting piano recital was given in Music Hall, Thursday evening, Nov. 4, 1915, by Mr. Henry V. Stearns, Director of the College of Music. Mr. Stearns is a pianist of rare ability, excelling both in technique and interpretative power. His pro- gram was of the highest character and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. "• EXPRESSION. On the evening of November eighth an unusual opportunity was afforded us in having "The Taming of the Shrew" interpreted by Miss M. Louise Gleckler, Di- rector of the School of Expression. In her cutting Miss Gleckler reduced the play to the one plot, that of Kath- erine and Petruchio, so admirably that the Ben Greet players have purchased it for their own presentation. Both in the interpretation of the eight characters and in her artistic ability as shown in voice and action, Miss Gleckler fully met our anticipations. The Literary and Analysis class is now working upon narrative and dramatic relations. They are en- joying short programs given by its members Thursday and Saturday afternoons. A very interesting program was given at criticism class Saturday Nov. 6. All students of expression be- long to these criticism classes. The numbers on the program of this class show the work accomplished in private lessons. Friday evening, November nineteenth, Miss Gleck- ler gave a program at the Masonic Banquet at Woodson. Page Twenty-Eight t3l)e College (Erecting* ART NOTES The College is planning to have another exhibition of pictures by American painters sometime during the second semester. The pictures will come from one of the large exhibitions of contemporary art in the East. The School of Fine Arts has recently purchased a copy of Owen Jones' "Grammar of Ornament" which has been given by the department to the College library. The "Grammar of Ornament ,, is a very valuable book containing many colored plates depicting all epochs of historic ornament, and is a great boon to Design II. Miss Knopf has been invited to contribute a pic- ture to the John H. Vanderpool Memorial Collection of the John Vanderpool School in Chicago. The collection is to comprise the work of former students of Mr. Van- derpool and that of his artist friends. Miss Knopf has sent her picture "The Walnut Grove", which was ex- hibited at the Chicago Art Institute in one of the large exhibitions during 1913. Costumes from the Hallowe'en party have added to the attractiveness of the last sketches in the Friday Sketch Class. The girls who have posed in costume are Olive Scott and Marion Scholl. Others who have posed this month are Lillian Bush, Lucile Switzer, and Vera Teachout. Mrs. E. — Miss H. what is it that has four legs and a seat and is made for a person to sit on? No answer. Mrs. E. — Why, it is a chair. P. H. — Oh, I thought you said it was for ONE person to sit on. Page Twenty-nine STYLISH APPAREL FOR YOUNG WOMEN SUITS, DRESSES, MILLINERY CLOAKS, WAISTS, LINGERIE In addition to the Newest Models in Ready-to-wear Garments from the Best Makers — we are showing the Correct Styles in CORSETS,— the Newest HOSIERY, Street and Evening Gloves, Dainty Neckwear, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Toilet Articles, Art Goods. F. J. WADDELL & COMPANY Dr. — For my advice. Patient — Oh, I'm not going to take it! PHELPS & OSBORNE IS THE COLLEGE GIRL'S STORE SUITS, DRESSES, COATS, RIBBONS, LACES, AND NOTIONS POPULAR PRICES ALWAYS FASHIONABLE DRESS MAKING AND TAILORING A FULL LINE OF DRESS TRIMMINGS MRS. EMMA CORRINGTON ILLINOIS PHONE 547 241 WEBSTER AVE. Secretary Photographer's Association of Illinois. Awarded Silver Medal for Home Photographer at Illinois State Convention, 1914 OTTO SPEITH PORTRAITURE BY PHOTOGRAPHY SOUTHWEST COR. SQUARE GIRLS— PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. ROBERT H. REID "Photographs That Please" Member Photographer's Association of America HOCKENHULL BUILDING Cafe Confectionery peacock *3tin Catering Soda Candies PIEPENBRINGS VARIETY STORE ONE BLOCK EAST OF COLLEGE CANDIES, CAKES, COOKIES, PIES, SANDWICHES, POP ON ICE, GROCERIES CALIFORNIA FRUITS SCHOOL SUPPLIES "The Home of the Crispette" The Sanitary Pop-corn and Crispette Shop Pop-corn That Melts in Your Mouth Roasted and Salted Peanuts EAST STATE ST. Miss A. — Sumptuary laws are passed to regulate expense, e. g. All gondolas in Venice had to be painted black. An ex- ample ? M. H. — All gasoline cans must be painted red. (Tafe !&ate And Annex for Ladies. 221=223 EAST STATE STREET Illinois Phone 308 Bell Phone 57 Wedding Reception Banquets Luncheons c^sS^^^^Hk- Musicals /ttrtlOWal^jf Theater Parties l^f^^r^l 11 ^ Dinner Parties ^^ Card Clubs Special attention to aU College functions VICKERY'S Jacksonville, 111. 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CAMPBELL, Manager Some hae meat that canna eat, And some would eat that want it, But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. Burns— Grace Before Meat.